Your library userID and PIN allows you to search and access all of our electronic resources. Without it, you can't find e-books, articles, streamed video, etc. Your library userID is different from your network and system login.
If you are a full or part time Georgian student, you need your ONEcard first. If you don't have a ONEcard, visit the ONEcard website for the process to upload your photo and get a ONEcard.
Once you have a ONEcard, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org using your Georgian email address and request your library userID.
Now complete the library's form to set up your PIN and we will activate your ID and let you know your PIN.
If you have a ONEcard, just complete the library's form to set up your PIN and we will activate your ID and let you know your PIN.
Check out all the ways you can connect and get research help here.
May 10, 2021 to August 20, 2021:
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Still not sure how to do research? Check out the Doing Research guide
Or check out The Learning Portal's Research hub.
We have several eBook databases.
In addition, when searching MultiSearch, you can limit your search result to eBooks by selecting "Available Books & Videos" founder under "Limit To", then also check "eBooks" found under "Source Types"
Beginning September 14th, you can return any resources to the Barrie, Orillia, or Owen Sound libraries during our open hours. Resources will remain quarantined for 72 hours before being discharged from your account. We aren't charging any fines.
We continue to provide our Get It Free! (interlibrary loan) service to the best of our ability. With most libraries closed, there may be some resources we cannot provide.
You’re right, you need to cite all the sources you use in your assignments. Here are some options:
Textbooks can be expensive but are really important to support your course material. We’ve been able to identify a few solutions:
Yes, we are offering a "Hold & Pick Up" service at Barrie, Orillia, and Owen Sound campuses. This is like a curbside pick up that many retailers are doing but you will be coming into the library to get your resource.
All current Georgian College students and employees can request items from the Barrie, Orillia, or Owen Sound library collections.
You must have activated your library userID and PIN before you can place a hold.
Only our physical books and DVDs will be circulated.
The following items cannot be placed on hold: reference or reserve items, media equipment, special program kits, magazines, and journals.
Here's a file (PDF) with a visual step-by-step.
Library staff will contact you through your student or employee email address.
The majority of resources will have a 3-week loan period. Some items may have shorter loan periods. All items will be marked with a return date. Please note that there will be NO overdue fines.
Come into the library for contactless pick up. Your requested item will be in a labelled bag and is already checked out to you. Check our library hours to see when you can come.
Have your ONEcard or digital ONEcard available for confirmation of pick up.
You can return your item(s) when the library is open for computer bookings. There will be a bin available to put your item(s) in. All items will be quarantined for 72 hours before they are removed from your library account. No overdue fines will be charged.
Login into your library account. You can review what you have signed out or renew resources.
Absolutely. The health and safety of staff and students is Georgian's priority. Read here about the guidelines and safety measures on campus.
Before your item(s) is placed in the bag, it is wiped down with cleaning supplies.
We are happy to help you. You can connect by:
Form: Contact the library.
Online research help: Choose askON from our library website.
That’s a great question. And the answer is “it depends”. Contact email@example.com with your scenario and we’ll help you figure out the best solution.
Most publishers will allow you to share the content as long as it is a required textbook. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that your textbook’s publisher allows this..
Possibly. It’s called eReserves and we’re going to try to support you. Email email@example.com and tell us what you need to make accessible to students. A staff member will contact you to go over specific details and determine if we can provide electronic access within copyright guidelines.
It depends on where it is from. The library has a few images databases that you can use. If you found the image somewhere other than a library database, look to see if it has a Creative Commons license or is uploaded to a royalty free site. These sites allow you to reuse the images. If there is a watermark or clearly visible notice or you must purchase the image, you will want to check the license. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Here is a great place to start - Copyright Guide - Images. Web browsers usually have an option to filter or search by licenses or usage rights. If you would like to find out more, contact email@example.com.
That's great that you found a streaming video in our collection to use. There is nothing else you need to do, although we recommend including a citation to acknowledge the source.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the title of the video you would like to use. We will find out what options are available.
This is a great question. You are allowed to use it, although it is best to determine who posted the content to ensure it has been posted by the copyright owner. Look at who posted the video to determine if they would have permission to share (copyright owner) or not. Contact email@example.com if you would like to find out more.
When you find a resource like an article that Georgian doesn't have, interlibrary loan is the service where we get that resource for you from another library.
In some of our databases, you'll see a link to "Get it free" or "Request an article". Copy the citation information, click on the link, and complete the form. You can also request an item by filling out this form or by emailing ILL@georgiancollege.ca. Please include the full citation for the item being requested.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service available for current Georgian students and employees only. Your Georgian email is used to verify you are a current member of the college. Requests made with other email accounts may not be processed. If you don't know your Georgian email address, check here.
Articles are usually quick to receive. It depends on how quickly the other library fills the requests. State on the ILL request form the last possible day you need the article by, which is usually before your assignment is due. As soon as we receive it, we will email it to you.
Book requests are not currently available due to COVID-19. Our research team would be happy to help you find another book or eBook on your topic from our collection. Connect with them for assistance.
Unfortunately, no. There is no system available that will allow the loaning of eBooks to other libraries. We would be happy to help you find another book or eBook on your topic from our collection. Connect with our research team for assistance.
Email ILL@georgiancollege.ca and include your request information.